Food lovers unite at these top new restaurants of 2017. From fine dining to innovative contemporary fare, these restaurants show that a little creativity is what's needed to excite the taste buds and create an excellent dining experience. Nothing makes or breaks a trip than the food. These restaurants bring together social engagement and creative flair to every single one of their menus. To learn about the best new restaurants in 2017, read on below.
The Spanish Butcher – Glasgow, Scotland
In the heart of Merchant City is this hidden gem restaurant that serves the finest grades of Galician beef, iberican jamon, and the freshest seafood. It’s a little strange to see Mediterranean-Spanish restaurant in Scotland but The Spanish Butcher packs a punch and is a must-see place for travellers. The interior of the space is chic and modern loft-style eating that perfectly complements the modern take on traditional Spanish cuisine.
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12,000 Francs – Soho, Central, Hong Kong
Taking inspiration from the traditional European-style wine bar and classic restaurants, 12,000 Francs invites their guests to sit down and relax with a glass of one of their 80 wine selections. The restaurant invites social interaction and a communal dining experience with their ‘Sommeliers Table’ which turns the casual dining room into a sophisticated late-night wine bar. The menu and Chef Conor Beach emphasize the art of food preservation with their menu which uses traditional techniques such as pickling, potting, smoking, and fermenting in their contemporary dishes.
GROW – Bali, Indonesia
This produce-centric, fresh, and sustainable restaurant has a menu by award-winning Chef Ryan Clift, from the famed Tippling Club and Open Farm Community in Singapore. Chef Ryan’s signature “Bistronomy” uses bespoke elements and artisanal cuisine using only locally-sourced produce and meats. GROW also has a list of signature cocktails inspired by Bali’s diverse flavors and unique area which pair perfectly with anything on the menu. GROW also has GROW UP, an open-air terrace, rooftop space with a vibrant bar and matching menu.
Attitude – Bangkok, Thailand
Located on the top-floor of the Avani Riverside Bangkok Hotel, Attitude is the premier rooftop dining space. The restaurant has breathtaking views of the city and includes a menu of summery cocktails and Asian-style tapas. The openness of the space is highlighted by the kitchen where guests can watch chefs work their magic as they slice, dice, and perfectly place their dishes. The tapas-style menu makes for a casual yet elegant dining experience, encouraging guests to interact with each other while sipping Attitude’s signature cocktails.
Hilma – Stockholm, Sweden
Hilma is an all-in-one type of place. It’s a restaurant, tattoo parlor, bar, and hosts music events as well. The space brings together creative design, art, great food, tasty drinks, and fresh music and events. They describe themselves as a social dining space and their menu reflects the multi-purpose of the space with easy-to-eat items like pizza, pork buns, and sliders. They also have a cocktail menu to perfectly pair with the music and the bite-sized dishes. This beautifully designed space is for the creators, influences, and visionaries of the world.